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University of San Francisco

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
San Francisco, California
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Micah Ballard
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: D.A. Powell and Bruce Snider. Fiction writers: Stephen Beachy, Catherine Brady, Lewis Buzbee, Nina Schuyler, K. M. Soehnlein, and Susan Steinberg. Nonfiction writers: Dave Madden, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Ryan Van Meter

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Fellowships, Editorial Assistantships for Switchback

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 


Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series, the Emerging Writers Festival, the Life after MFA symposia, and faculty and student readings. Other features include the student-run journal Switchback and opportunities to work with local literary and service organizations.


Thomas Burke, Liza Campbell, George Dohrmann, Matthew D. Dalton, Jen Larsen, Joshua Mohr, Thomas Peele, Craig Santos Perez, Cynthia Robinson, Wendy Tokunaga

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